Magic – Week Thirty-Six: Wand Stand

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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week thirty-six – wand stand

Yes, you read that correctly… ‘wand stand’. What the? I’ll get back to that shortly.

So I’m sure you have noticed that my blog post is a day late this week. I’m really sorry if anyone was hanging out to read it but family commitments had to come first. As this new day seemed to work out better for me I’ve decided to make Wednesday my new permanent post day. Just in case it was on your to do list… now back to the ‘wand’.

Before you all think I’ve lost my marbles let me explain. I’m a big Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) fan and really big kid at heart. I’ve read all the books (I missed my train stop once as I was so engrossed in one of the books), seen the movies and the best fun of all, I was lucky enough to visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. It was a few years ago now but I still get buzzed when I think about it.

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Me at the front entrance

Mr T and I were on our ridiculously fabulous honeymoon and on this day hubby went to visit a golf factory and I went to see Harry. It might sound lonely to have gone on my own but seriously, it meant I could soak up every detail. And there were many many details. I only had the morning and I could have stayed there for several days. So MUCH fun! I even drank a butterbeer!

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week thirty-six – wand stand

I don’t think that you would have to be a Harry fan though to appreciate the creativity, vision and artistry that went into making these movies. I was in awe of the props, costumes, models, make up and well, everything. So what then could I possibly bring home with me to remember this incredible day. A ‘wand’ of course and no other than Hermione Granger’s (just to clarify… it’s a replica of the one used in the movies).

So what does one do with a wand? You display it on a wand stand and if you don’t believe me, just google ‘wand stand’. One day I’d like a really intricate wooden one but for now I’ve decided to make myself something simple out of oven bake Sculpey clay. I was inspired by timber chopstick stands on pinterest.  I choose leaves because of the intricate vine details on the wand.

They were super easy and as you can tell from the above pictures I used a small turbo oven to bake them. I used the oven bake Sculpey glue to attach the bases to the leaves. The tools you see are actually old cake decorating tools I had.

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week thirty-six – wand stand
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week thirty-six – wand stand

I’m feeling inspired to read the books again. Until next week…happy painting!

Are you a Harry Potter fan?

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